»How musical is Dresden?« This question was asked by the 2016 and 2017 Dresden Music Festival, calling on amateur musicians and professionals, young and old, from Saxony and elsewhere, to turn Dresden into a »Resounding City«, at the same time emphasizing tolerance and open-mindedness. The result: more than one thousand active participants at eleven different venues, and an ocean of music all over the city! In 2018 the Festival repeats its invitation to make music in every corner of Dresden, thereby sending a message of peaceful understanding between nations.
The project »Bohème 2020« now enters its fourth year. The idea of Festival Intendant Jan Vogler was to invite young creative artists of different genres and nationalities to Dresden, giving them the opportunity for free and interdisciplinary artistic work within the Dresden Music Festival.
In 2018, »Bohème 2020« features new protagonists. Four to five young creative artists will be invited to spend four weeks in Dresden – the entire duration of the Festival – to conceive actions and performances that are inspired by the contents and venues of our concerts.
MUSIK PLUS X – the education program of the Dresden Music Festival – invites you to make exciting discoveries around music, to delve into new realms of sound, to become creative yourself and to build connections with music. »MUSIX« aims to spread enthusiasm and knowledge and open up dialogues with other disciplines. »MUSIX« wants to both confront and open doors, through playful confrontation with music, new aesthetic experiences, exciting encounters and discussion, the opportunity to surprise yourself, get involved and become inspired, and through new and exciting formats.
All between16 and 30 years pay 15 € per ticket (subject to availability)! The offer is valid for all concerts of »CLASSICAL BEATS«, »EXPERIENCE« and »SOUND & SCIENCE« and includes the event as well a the corresponding fringe program. For all visitors older than 30 years the normal ticket also includes the fringe program.
The series stands for the exciting combination of classical music and club culture. Outside the classical concert hall and in the relaxed atmosphere of the Reithalle, music from Bach to Electro are part of the program. Conversation with the artists plays as much a part as the bar and after show DJs.
»CLASSICAL BEATS« excites with its artists as they expand the previously fixed boundaries of classical music with their art. The series also offers a compelling interaction between space, rules and the norms of a conventional classical music concert.
Johannes Motschmann Trio, 9 pm, Reithalle
DJ set with Malakoff Kowalski, 10:30 pm, Reithalle, free entrance
Jazzrausch Bigband, 9 pm, Reithalle
DJ set with DJ Gunjah, 11 pm, Reithalle, free entrance
Wheter it's a relaxing conclusion of a concert evening including the the opportunity to chat to the artists, rehearsal visits, backstage insights or workshops to prepare for an exciting evening: »EXPERIENCE« invites to unconventional encounters with classical music, the music business and the artists. The concert series combines classical music with exclusive insights into the world of the artists. With one ticket you can visit a selected concert of the Dresden Music Festival and a corresponding fringe program.
CONCERT: WDR Sinfonieorchester – Măcelaru – Vogler, 8 pm, Kulturpalast
»EXPERIENCE«: Artist Conversation and Rehearsal Visit, 10.30 am, Kulturpalast
CONCERT: Jordi Savall: Tribute to Syria, 8 pm, Frauenkirche
»EXPERIENCE«: A conversation with Jordi Savall about the project »Orpheus XXI – Music for Life and Dignity« and the future of musicians from refugee camps, 6 pm, Crypt of the Frauenkirche
CONCERT: LUDWIG Orchestra – Cappella Amsterdam – Hannigan
Igor Stravinsky: »The Rake’s Progress«. Opera in three acts (concert performance), 8 pm, Kulturpalast
»EXPERIENCE«: Sarah Willis in conversation with Barbara Hannigan, 6:30 pm, Kulturpalast, Event Space of the Central Library, 1st Floor
CONCERT: Sound Studio with AuditivVokal Dresden, 7 pm, Albertinum (Lichthof)
»EXPERIENCE«: Free Guided Tour »Why were Squares in Art Modern?« of the exhibition »Future Spaces. Kandinsky, Mondrian, Lissitzky in Dresden 1919 - 1932«. Admission with concert ticket, 6 pm, meeting point: evening box office of the Dresden Music Festival, access via Georg-Treu-Platz
CONCERT: Nikolai Tokarev: »Pictures at an Exhibition«, 8 pm, Albertinum (Lichthof)
»EXPERIENCE«: Free guided tour »Kandinsky and Klee at the Bauhaus« of the exhibition »Future Spaces. Kandinsky, Mondrian, Lissitzky in Dresden 1919 - 1932«. Admission with concert ticket, 7 pm, meeting point: evening box office of the Dresden Music Festival, access via Georg-Treu-Platz
CONCERT: Oskar Schlemmer: »Das Triadische Ballett«, 8 pm, Schauspielhaus
»EXPERIENCE«: Lecture »Das Triadische Ballett. Figure and Space – Human and Artificial Figures in Oskar Schlemmer’s Oeuvre«, 6:30 pm, Albertinum (Hermann-Glöckner-Raum)
Please register (exept the »EXPERIENCE« events at the nAlbertinum) by emailing email@example.com
With the »Sound & Science« series, the Dresden Music Festival and Technische Universität Dresden set up an exciting encounter between music and science and initiate a multi-facetted dialog. There are many cross overs between these two disciplines and mutual exchange allows more and more new perspectives to open up from one world into the other.
»Sound & Science« – in cooperation with the Technische Universität Dresden
Sound & Science: Space and Sound, 4/6/8 pm, TU Dresden (Barkhausen-Bau)